Food Trails is a four-year EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, bringing together a consortium of 19 European partners, including 11 cities, 3 universities and 5 organisations. 

The project aims to enable cities to reimagine, develop and implement sustainable, healthy and inclusive food policies. 

Each partner city runs a pilot project, a “Living Lab“, a space for work, dialogue and collaboration to foster innovation, connect local key stakeholders, and collect evidence to support urban policy change in food. 

Living Labs seek to co-design and co-implement food actions integrated with other local sectoral work and aligned with the Farm to Fork EU Strategy and the priorities of the EU-FOOD2030 Policy: nutrition, climate, circularity and innovation. 

Food Trails facilitates collaboration among cities and researchers to encourage knowledge sharing, replication and scaling up of best practices. 

The project is rooted in the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), an international mayors’ agreement. It translates the Pact’s commitments into concrete progress toward more resilient, safe, fair and diverse urban food systems in Europe. 

Food Trails Consortium:
11 municipalities, 5 European stakeholders and 3 prominent universities


City Networks and Food Stakeholders

Collaboration with the Food 2030 Project Family

Grantmakers European Foundations

Cascade Cities

Mezitli (Turkey), Kazan (Russia), Praia (Cape Verde), Quelimane (Mozambique), Toronto (Canada), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Curitiba (Brazil), Guadalajara (Mexico), Lima (Peru), La Paz (Bolivia), Mérida (Mexico), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Guangzhou (China), Seoul (South Corea), Cape Town (South Africa), Melbourne (Australia), New Haven (United States), Tel Aviv (Isdrael), Baltimore (United States), Washington DC (United States)